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J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) announced today that it will invest $16.8 million in northern New Brunswick, creating 45 new jobs and 9 construction-related jobs. The investments are being made in the forests JDI owns in NB as well as in upgrades to its sawmills in St. Leonard and Kedgwick. As a result of the new Crown forest policy, JDI is making a $...
The Government of British Columbia is investing $6.1 million to build new markets around the world for B.C. wood products, including priority markets in China, Japan, India, and South Korea. "Partnering with industry to expand and open markets in Asia is a major priority for our government. And it is a good deal for taxpayers as every...
After reading recent guest opinion pieces (Keene 2/4/14) and (Doppelt 2/5/14) in The Register-Guard citing climate change as a primary reason to curtail management of the O&C forests, I felt compelled as Paul Harvey might have put it: "to tell the rest of the story."  The following is a key message from the forestry chapter of...

Guest Columns

The clock is ticking on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to develop a workable carbon accounting...
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-Michigan) much-awaited Tax Reform Act of 2014,...
Last week House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp introduced his long-awaited draft tax reform...
This month, we’ll focus on the “E” of the HHELP 5 step felling process. “E” stands for...
On February 7, President Obama signed a five-year Farm Bill including important provisions for which FRA and other pro-...

Industry News

Alberta invests in projects to protect communities from wildfire Budget 2014 allocates $31 million in 2014-15 and a total of $115 million over the next three years as part of a long-term commitment...
The U.S. Forest Service is responding to the 90-day finding by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a petition to list the Alexander Archipelago wolf as threatened or endangered, as outlined in the...
When members of the logging community, including those from the Minnesota Timber Producers Association, The Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota, and the Great Lakes Timber...
Tembec Inc. ("Tembec") employs over 3000 in its operations in Quebec and Ontario, and strongly supports the Softwood Lumber Agreement for the stability and predictability of US Market...
A report on the forest industry's harvesting of beetle-killed timber confirms that industry has been meeting government's expectations for concentrating harvesting on dead pine trees, but...
Global sawlog prices rose in the 4Q/13 resulting in the GSPI reaching its third highest level since 1995; the highest price increases were seen in Western North America, Northern Europe, and the...

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Forest Photos

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This thinning is in a Lutheran church camp on the west side of Flathead Lake in northwest Montana. A local logger took on the project as a challenge to his considerable know-how. He reduced stand density by about 50 percent in order to give residual trees the opportunity to grow into the park-like setting the camp’s board of directors wanted.